Friday, November 30, 2012

Manti T'eo taking one day at a time.

Notre Dame lanebacker Manti T'eo has a lot of things to look forward to in the near future. There's awards week, where T'eo is expected to be Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's biggest competition for the Heisman Trophy. Then there's  The BCS title game against either Alabama or Georgia on Jan 7, 2013. Beyond that is the 2013 NFL Draft and the possibility of a long and successful pro football career.

For the moment, though, T'eo is more focused on the here and now of his last days in South Bend.

"My attention has just been on taking advantage of every day," Te'o said Thursday, at a news conference to announce him as the winner of the ARA Sportsmanship Award.

"All I've been thinking about is the time I have left here at school with my peers, with my classmates. I'll be gone all next week, so today was my last day of school. It was hard for me to know it's come to an end. A beautiful end. I haven't been really thinking about going to New York."
That's a healthy philosophy for a college football sensation, especially with a bright future not quite written in stone.

(via The Chicago Tribune)